Break-Even Stop-Loss (Trailing Stop-Loss): Limit Losses and Protect Gains on Autopilot
Trailing Stop-Loss automatically moves your stop-loss up to lock-in profits and prevent winners turning into losers. Just toggle it on and sleep easy knowing you can’t wake up to disaster.
The Problem: Why Use a Trailing Stop-Loss?
Does this sound familiar?
+100% unrealised gains on a single trade. You scream “I’M RICH!”.
Then you go to bed and wake up to see it -20% in the morning.
It happens every day.
There’s nothing more gut wrenching than seeing a winning trade turn into a loser overnight. Crypto is insanely volatile – you literally never know what’s going to happen. The market never sleeps, so you never sleep either.
Now do you see why most traders either quit or go broke? It’s a MISERABLE life.
Break-Even Stop-Loss solves that problem with just the flip of a switch…
The ProfitFarmers Solution
Break-Even Stop-Loss – also known as a “trailing stop-loss” or “trailing stop order” – is an ingenious solution that automatically moves your stop-loss up as your trade progresses, locking in your profits and protecting you from unnecessary losses.
Normally, you have to monitor your trade and manually move your stop-loss up. Some systems force you to put in hours of extra work just to lock-in your profits.
But with our trailing stop-loss turned on, our platform automatically moves your stop-loss up to the next step as your trade progresses. That way, you can go about your day and not stress about a winning trade turning into a disaster.
The Break-Even Stop-Loss works a lot like a standard trailing stop-loss in crypto, but it comes with a plot twist. Here’s an example of how it works:
Activate Break-Even Stop-Loss with One Click
Other systems force you to move your stop-loss manually, requiring hours of waiting and monitoring. With ProfitFarmers, you just need to click one button, and the system moves it for you
Inside the trading form, just scroll down to Stop loss details and click Breakeven.
It’s so easy you don’t have to be a pro to trade like a pro.
Trailing Stop-Loss is a Total GAME-CHANGER
3 Different Trailing Stop-Order Options for Different Risk Appetites
This isn’t just another boring trailing stop-loss. Our Break-Even Stop-Loss comes in 3 different forms to help you navigate any market at any time. Choppy markets, low-risk, high-risk – you can customize it to fit your mood (traders are moody all day every day).
Play it safe or aim for the moon. You’re in complete control – we just work here.
Option 2. Move SL UP (2 steps behind) when TP target hits
Your stop loss moves to your entry price once Target 2 is hit. Once Target 3 is hit, Stop loss moves to Target 1. Prevent being stopped out of trades prematurely by moving the stop loss two steps behind!
This option is for when you expect the market to chop around a little bit at the entry phase and don’t want the chance of being stopped-out after just target 1. Perfect for swing trade setups.
Disadvantages of a Break-Even Stop-Loss in Crypto
Trailing stop losses (or “trailing stop limits”) are not always the right idea. Trading is very tricky.
Crypto is volatile as all hell. You don’t need us to remind you how MADDENING this game can be.
The Break-Even Stop-Loss (BESL) will keep you safe from disaster, but could also “stop you out” of a trade too early. This could limit your potential for gains. It’s all up to you and fully depends on your risk tolerance (stick to your strategy!).
The price could hit target 2, then drop back down to target 1 only to bounce back up and hit targets 3 or 4. If you activate BESL, you’ll exit the trade when the price drops down to target 1, meaning you’d miss out on the extra gains at targets 3 and 4. How much risk are you willing to take?
Pro Tip - The Break-Even Stop-Loss in action
Here’s an example with our hypothetical trader Elon Husk using the break-even stop-loss option 1.
Elon traded this ICPUSDT signal, with the following details: his ICP (A crypto called Internet Computer) buy price is 21 USD with a trading size of $1000, and stoploss of $19.
Elon wanted 151% gains, so he set the bulk of his coins to sell at target 4.
Elon was about to go on vacation, so he didn’t have time to watch the charts. He wanted his funds to remain safe so he did the smart thing: he activated break-even stop-loss and set it to Option 1.
This is how his trade played out while he was drinking margaritas by the beach.
After a few days, his target 1 and 2 were reached and sold 20% of his total coins. Target 3 was just above a strong resistance zone, which unfortunately ICP failed to break through.
The coin bounced at a price of $32, and began spiraling down all the way to Elon’s original stoploss of $19.
BUT because break-even stop-loss was activated, his stop loss moved to his Target 1 price (the level below highest profit level hit) – where the remaining 80% of his coins were sold!
When the price started tanking, Elon made a profit of 19% rather than losing 10% on most of his coins. Well played!
Using Break-even Stop-loss 2
Again, he set the bulk of his coins to sell at Target 4.
Elon wanted the protective powers of break-even stop-loss, but he didn’t want to get stopped out of the trade prematurely.
His trade hit targets 1 and 2 in quick succession. When the coin hit target 3, Elon’s stop loss moved to target 1’s price ($42,300), ensuring he doesn’t lose money should the trade start going in the wrong direction.
Due to the market’s nature, Bitcoin consolidated for sometime within the 43k-46k range, hitting targets 2 and 3 repeatedly.
If Elon had used break-even stop-loss option 1, he would have been stopped out of the trade at $44,100 or Target 2’s price, for only a 13% gain on this trade!
But since he used Break-even stop-loss option 2, there was enough ‘room’ for the price to move around which allowed his stop loss to remain untouched at $42,300 (target 1).
After a few days, Bitcoin continued its uptrend to hit target 4 where it sold the remainder of Elon’s coins for a 54% gain!
That’s how you keep relatively safe while aiming for the moon!
Be wise like Elon. If you don’t have time to actively trade and look at charts, set your stop loss to breakeven so you don’t lose money when your trade hits its targets. Protect your gains!
Now you know what it does, it’s time for you to join the list of real life Elon Husks who use our tools to find success in trading:
Trailing Stop-Loss Summary
It doesn’t matter what you call it – break-even stop-loss, moving stop-loss, trail stop order, or trailing stop-loss for crypto – our Break-Even Stop-Loss feature is a literal game changer.
It automatically moves your stop-loss up a level when your trade moves in the right direction. If it hits target 1, BESL moves your stop-loss to the entry-price. If it hits target 2, it moves your stop-loss to target 1.
This is a gamechanger for serious traders:
The only downside is you might miss out on some potential gains. It all depends on your risk tolerance! Happy trading!
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